Know Your Terrorist

Back in the good ole days (1986 to be precise), before anyone had ever heard of Al-Qaeda القاعدة‎, and back when all we had to fear was the Evil Empire and assorted thugs and demigods, it was easy to know who the terrorists were, thanks to bubble gum cards.

From the Daily Heller Vaults (a new occassional feature) comes TERRORIST ATTACK: America Figthts Back (distributed by Piedmont Candy Co. in Detroit, Michigan). In fact, this 1980s-era answer to Davey Crockett cards was considered so essential to national security that the producers didn’t even include bubble gum (why make terrorism sweet?).

If you are looking for something more current, the WAR ON TERROR board game makes fighting terror fun.

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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